Once again a state claims to be "protecting" us by sucking money out of the private sector to spend on more government. Will any of that money go to compensate the people whose ground water was poisoned by Exxon? Don't hold your breath. More likely Exxon and the state will agree to a "settlement" in which Exxon agrees to pay a relatively piddling fine -- and receives exemption from having to pay further damages to people who (unlike the state) were actually hurt by the water contamination.
Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose
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